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courtesan beside plum tree
  • Yūba
    active 1810–1820
    active: Japan
  • courtesan beside plum tree, 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1575

Color print of a woman standing next to a tree in the right side of the print. The woman is wearing a long robe that is pink, white, and green. She has many ornaments in her hair, which is long and falls behind her shoulders. The tree she is standing in front of has small blossoms and leaves on its branches. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print. Poems by Haikai Utaba and Kokuseidō Shiga no Yamakoshi.